Its unique properties allow it to fill many roles throughout the biological world, from forming the matrix of our cells, to regulating the temperature of our planet.
Fire and water — could there be a more iconic dual symbol of the way our world, or its designer, saw us coming and carefully prepared the way?
Thanks to a unique cluster of properties, water is able to fulfill many roles essential to our living planet.
The subject of Michael Denton’s new book — water — is ubiquitous, as indeed for living creatures it must be.
He shows how water’s properties are interrelated for the apparent purpose of allowing complex life to exist on our planet.